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Old January 4th, 2005, 11:33 AM
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I don't know, seems to easy to bump into it and start the winch, or someone go hey whats this and play with it. That and every time I use a winch when you go to spool the extra in you have to stand in front of the winch to see what you are doing. I like the idea of mounting the plug for the winch in the truck, then plug it in from inside and only bring it out to re-spool. Warn does sell extensions, they have them for some of there hidden mount winch systems.
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Old January 4th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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Well, it's best to be outside when you're winching but I agree with Mike. Run a remote extension to the battery box and cut a hole in front of the seat box. Easy to reach and out of the way! The extension is simply a plugin type so you can also plug in the remote at the front.

You don't want an open faced switch like the one pictured as it's too easy to engage. You want to still use the safer switch on the remote.
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Here is a picture of the switches I installed in the dash. Since the dash light switch was either on dim or dimmer I just left it hanging in the dash. The switch on the right activates the winch control box, the middle rocker switch is the "in" and "out" for the winch. The left hand switch energizes the pressure switch for my on-board compressor.
I also wired the switch that activates the winch control box into the light on the dash that when illuminated looks like a gear. It's on the lower left side of the dash and it is bright enough to let you know that it is activated so you won't forget to turn it off.

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Here is a pick of what I did for the cutoff switch. It is not high tech, but east to get to, bullet proof, and cost $30 total and solved how I was going to extend the wires to get back to the battery box.
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That is exactly what I did & in the same place.
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